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Asheville Metro Economic Report 2015 Second Quarter


Employment growth continued through the second quarter of 2015 at an annual pace of 2.6 percent. The unemployment rate was lowest among all metros in the state. Hotel/Motel Sales broke to a new all-time quarterly high of $76 million, up 21.2 percent. The number of existing homes sold totaled 1,115, the highest total number since the second quarter of 2006. Permitting for new residential building surged, totaling 627 units with a value of $117 million. Both numbers broke multiyear records…          Click DOWNLOAD NOW To Read More